Oh, what fun! I got the chipper assembled, and we've tested it out. Here's how it went. This is after lifting the box off, and removing the bubble wrap around that biggest chute. It was deep in that chute, under other stuff, that I found the instruction booklet. Which included detailed instructions on how to … Continue reading First day with the chipper!
After a quick run out to hit the farmer's market, and then town, I decided to finish painting the inside of the outhouse while there was still enough light. I'm glad I did. 🙂 Here are the "before" pictures. I had a few drips, while working on the top and ceiling. 😀 It was a … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, first coat inside, done!
Well, that didn't take much at all! With the help of my younger daughter, we got the shut off valve installed on the hot water pipe. Ha! Just kidding. My daughter did all the work. I took pictures and passed her things. The first thing we needed to do was take off the "clamps" holding … Continue reading Shut off valve installed!
I love having so much space around the house. I really do! But taking care of it is a ... well... you know... After all this rain, I got mowing done, but never had the chance to do the week trimming around the edges. The lawn needs mowing again already, even without more rain, which … Continue reading So tired, but I got it done!
We're having some pretty hot and humid days of late. Not heat like we've been having all summer, thankfully, but more "average for August" hot. Though it didn't rain last night, when I came out to do my morning rounds, the dew was so heavy, I would have though we'd had some, had everything else … Continue reading Got it done!
With the garlic all harvested, we've got two empty beds that need to be readied for next year's garden. With these beds, we had dug into the soft soil we found under the wood pile, mounding soil into beds and making paths in between. This worked out quite well, but there were a couple of … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first raised bed box
Today is our only "cool" day before things start heating up again. Our high of the day was merely 25C/77F. We're going to have another few days hovering at or above 30C/86F, so I wanted to get some clean up done while it was still relatively pleasant out. I decided to clear things out to … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove junk pile
After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?
The wonderful rains we've had has meant everything has exploded in growth. Including the grass and weeds. Today, I decided to break out the weed trimmer and get around some areas before mowing. In progress, I figured I would keep trimming some other areas. Just the rougher areas, I told myself. I'll do the rest … Continue reading Just a trim…
I was very happy to see the battery charged up fast enough that I could use it again tonight. I quickly trimmed the poles I'd left earlier and moved them out, then got started. Both my daughters were able to join me this time, so I got to focus on cutting and trimming, while they … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw, out again!